Lions of Kandahar Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Lions of Kandahar is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Lions of Kandahar
Gripping first hand account. It is the only book I continue to reread and at a novel / non-fiction tomb a week that says it all.
Very little else really compares.
At 58 I can no longer wish to grow up to come close to Maj. Bradley as a man, a leader, a husband and a patriot. Perhaps In the next life.
Richard W Coviello Jr.
Lions of Kandahar
This work of history Describes in harrowing detail where good prevails over evil because some have courage to place themselves, despite seemingly insurmountable odds, in between evil men and the Liberty all should be blessed to have. Not reading this book fuels ignorance.
Amazing book about amazing heros
I finished this book in two days. I couldn't put it down. This books proves how successful we were in Afghanistan when our troops were supported up the chain by their leaders. If we had not been distracted by the Iraq war and had our current president not pulled out before the job was done, we could have finished the job with mainly special forces, afghan forces, and supported by our conventional forced and overwhelming air power.
Great first hand account of one of the most important battles in Afghanistan!!
An amazing read!!
By RR Smoove
I literally could not stop reading this book. One of the best books I have read. It's not that it is an amazing account of combat operation, but the flow of the story so well each page literally leaves you wanting to turn the page to follow the story line. Page by page pulling you deeper into the story. This book should have been turned into a movie a long time ago!!!
What a great story, extremely well written! I felt like I was there and could almost feel the heat, dirt, sweat and blood, the exhaustion of prolonged battle.....even the crack of incoming rounds and they RPG bursts seemed close. The overall sense of danger was more than palpable. I read this on my iPhone and could hardly put it down and when I was forced to, I couldn't wait to get back to it. Thank you Sir for a great account which made me understand the challenges we face in places like this so much better. More importantly thank you for your service and that of the men under your command, especially those who paid so dearly. Excellent book!
By john's tech
Loved every page. Worth every penny spent.
Extremely compelling and a must read by every American, soldier or Not!
I heard about this book from my Mom who saw the interview with the author on CNN, I believe. I am a voracious reader and can finish a book in a matter of hours. However, this book was so well written, I forced myself to read it in three days, vs 3 hours. I wanted to really absorb what we don't get from the media, (for the record I hate the media).
I came to know through this book what our SF and soldiers are up against in this war. I commend the determination of the men and women who go out each day and fight this war, knowing fully what they are up against. You all are heros in my book. Everyone of you deserve a Medal of Honor!
Even more compelling to me is the frustration that our soldiers face when having to "retake" ground they had fought for over and over again. That is determination. The mental strain knowing what they have done will not be sustained. That is so draining in every way.
Lions of Kandahar
It's great to be an American! Awesome book about true American heroes. I will read this again. We need more like these men.
By Snow Beast
Couldn't put this book down. This is for the commander and infantryman who needs to know what fighting is all about. From decision making to leadership.
This is a must read for Marine officers/ leaders. This book gives you details and how to fight when the cards are against you and the deck is deep and filled with wild cards.